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How much does home euthanasia cost?

I am mom to 5 dogs and the oldest one is in very poor health and I’m facing the fact that I’ll probably have to put him down so that he does not suffer unnecessarily.

I’d like to find out what the costs are to have someone come out to our house to do this. I don’t want to put him through the ordeal of another office visit and I can’t face the thought of driving home alone.

Can you help?

Josee
Buffalo, NY

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4 comments on “How much does home euthanasia cost?

  1. Rose - Customer Care VetLocator.com on said:

    Josee,

    Making the decision to euthanize your dog is a tough one and I applaud your decision that, when it is time, you’ll have someone come to your home.

    The procedure is done by injection, and most veterinarians will perform a two step process. First your dog will receive an initial injection of a sedative so that he loses consciousness and becomes peaceful. You can be present and say your good-byes during this step. Then the veterinarian gives a second injection that works quickly and causes the heart to stop.

    You usually have the choice of having the veterinarian remove the remains or leaving them for a home or pet cemetery burial.

    As to cost, this varies from state to state and the price will consider how far the veterinarian has to travel and how much your dog weighs. The best thing to do is first call your regular veterinarian to see if they offer this service. If not, do a search on VetLocator.com for house-call vets in your area.

    Sincerely,
    Rose
    Customer Care
    http://www.vetlocator.com

  2. Debra Watson on said:

    Dear Josee, I was going to try the home eutahnasia with our little almost 16 yr old poma-poo Bonni. It wasn’t my vet, it was actually the vet of a friend of mine.
    Every time I made arrangements I would cancel them. When you know it is time you need to do it quickly, and you will be ready. I went through that 3-4 times.
    One day when little Bonni could no longer stand and was wearing a diaper, I called my vet. I scheduled her that afternoon and I only had less than 1 hour to wait. The procedure is so quick and peaceful and you get to hold them. I know exactly how you feel. I did cry the ride home, all by myself.You need to think of the wonderful life and love you gave your dear-heart dog. That will make you smile and remember. I hope this brings you peace. Blessings…..

  3. carol bowman on said:

    I strongly suggest having someone drive you to the appointment for two reasons. 1) you are in no condition to drive. 2) you will have your precious pet on your lap if you bring them home for burial – I took along a pillow to carry her. My vet gave me a sedative for her to take before we got in the car to ease her trip. God Bless.

  4. Woodrow on said:

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time
    a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can add me to that service?

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